The face is a result of the union of different structures. One of the most important structures of the face is the chin. In this way, depending on the projection and shape of the chin and its relationship with the rest of facial structures, the facial aesthetic result will be positive or negative.
Therefore, by modifying this with facial implants or through the filing of mandibular bone we will be able to improve the proportion and facial profile.
The most common techniques are the increase or decrease of the projection of the chin.
Is the surgery that I want? Is this surgery effective?
If you present any disproportion between different facial structures and you believe that it is due to the morphology and projection of your chin, you can have indication. In addition, this surgery can be done individually or together with other aesthetic procedure.
During the first consultation, Dr. Rubén Guilarte will evaluate your health status, and also determine the proportions of your chin and your face.
You must expose your expectations in a sincere and honest manner, so in this way we will also be honest with you, and we will show you the choices available for your problem, with the risks and limitations of each one of them.
The doctor next to you, will determine which is the optimum procedure that will provide you a better facial silhouette pretending to preserve positive characteristics and modifying the characteristics that make you ugly.
Surgery and Anesthesia
The Mentoplastya must be performed in a hospital or clinic, either under general anesthesia or under local anesthesia and sedation.
General or Local + Sedation
Duration of the procedure:
Discharge in the afternoon (outpatient operation)
You must wait:
The inflammation may remain for weeks by the implants
Immediate, although the inflammation will not disappear completely until 6 months
Duration of the result:
The surgical procedure would be done on an outpatient way, that is to say, you can go home the same day of the operation.
Mentoplasty consist on which through an oral incision (inside the mouth) or through a skin incision under the chin, we can introduce an implant to increase the projection of this and thus improve its relationship with other structures, especially the lip and nose.
There are implants of different shapes and sizes, as well as different materials such as silicone, medpor,… Therefore, we must always ensure that the device to be used is suitable for you.
After surgery (post-operative)
You can have small discomfort, not pain, easily controllable by oral analgesics.
It is very important to take the antibiotic that is prescribed you to avoid infection of the implant.
You can return to work a week after being operated.
Sometimes the implant can move, therefore it will be extremely important to wear the bandage that covers the chin that we provide to you.
Sometimes, can appear some areas with lower sensitivity but this will be transient.
The implant could become infected, leading to extract it, and it is for this reason that you should take antibiotics.
Do not expect an immediate outcome after surgery. The reduction of inflammation is progressive, so the final result is obtained at 3-6 months. Therefore although the result is already noticeable, your appearance will improve as months pass and will make you happier. Google